Monthly Archives: December 2011

Oregon Beer News, end of 2011 edition

There are a ton of things going on as we approach the New Year, so that even though I wasn’t necessarily planning on blogging much this week, I had to note a few of the big things in this final week 2011 wrap-up of Oregon Beer News. I probably won’t be updating this post throughout the day (though I’ll be back at it next week), but if you still have some news to share please … Continue reading →

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Or, as befitting a beer blog, “Beery Christmas and Hoppy Holidays!” I hope everyone’s having a beer (or two, or three) with their Christmas dinner—I am enjoying a friend’s homebrew as I write this—and maybe something special later as well. (I have a magnum of 2010 Anchor Christmas Ale we’ll be opening with everyone.) Blogging is going to be light through the rest of the year most likely (I may or may not do the … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 24: Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper

Today is the final day of the Beer Advent Calendar, and for this Christmas Eve I’ve picked something that every “Santa” might well need this very evening: Port Brewing‘s Santa’s Little Helper. This is a 10.5% abv Imperial Stout that hits the shelves around December (I picked up a bottle in Southern California over Thanksgiving last month) and is a long-standing Port Brewing tradition, having first been brewed in 1997 (14 years ago!). Made from … Continue reading →

Oregon Beer News, 12/23/2011

Here’s the Oregon beer news for Friday, December 23rd, and going into the Christmas weekend! I hope everyone is looking forward to a merry and beery holiday, and stays safe as well! Remember than many breweries are closed on Christmas day and are either closed or are closing early tomorrow (Christmas Eve)—so stock up on your holiday libations now! I’ll be updating this post periodically throughout the day, so if you have some news to … Continue reading →

Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 23: Mother of All Storms

Today is my birthday! And as is traditional with the Brew Site Beer Advent Calendar, today’s beer is entirely a vanity pick: it may not be a Christmas beer per se (or at all), but it’s one I pick “for myself” and it’s always something special. For this year, since I have a soft spot for barleywines, and for Oregon breweries (who would have guessed?), I’ve picked Pelican Pub & Brewery‘s Mother of All Storms: … Continue reading →